Have you been taking classes with FaB for a while and want to level up?

This course will rotate focuses every month. Each 90 minute class will give you a full body stretch and strengthening, and for June, we will be working on our standing splits. That means every week you will have dedicated time to improve the longest line you can make in your legs and hone your balance on one foot. We will work on front and side standing splits and tilts as well.

Course curriculum

    1. Recommended Equipment

    2. Zoom Meeting

    3. Recording link

    1. Zoom Meeting

    2. Recording link

    1. Zoom Meeting

    2. Recording link

    1. Zoom Meeting

    2. Recording link

    3. End of Course Survey

About this course

  • $100.00
  • 4 lessons
  • 6 hours of video content

Lily Huang

FaB Instructor

Lily began her flexibility journey in 2009 while taking pole dancing classes. When she moved to San Francisco in 2011, she started taking contortion classes at several of the circus schools in the Bay Area, and when she moved to Los Angeles, she sought out Kristina Nekyia and Fit & Bendy, based on the recommendation of one of her instructors. Lily joined the Fit & Bendy team in 2015 as one of the first certified instructors and has helped many others in their flexibility training the same way that Fit & Bendy has helped her. “When I first started taking contortion classes in San Francisco, I got a lot of guidance that I didn’t find very helpful. There was a lot of cajoling me to relax, which felt pretty hard to do considering I was trying to bend in half backward, and I dreaded the day that I might literally be pushed so hard that I would start crying as I had seen some other students do. I definitely felt like I had missed the flexibility train because I hadn’t been doing this since I was a kid. That sentiment changed when I started taking classes from Kristina. Instead of the one-size-fits-all-must-bend-by-any-means-necessary approach, Kristina was equipped with the kinesthetic knowledge to emphasize active flexibility, which not only did my body happen to respond pretty well too, but is more useful in performance. I think what sets Fit & Bendy apart is the combination of understanding how the body works and then applying it individually to each student that comes through the door. For instance, for years a middle split felt like jamming my legs into my hip sockets but no inner thigh stretch. It took a while, but Kristina finally figured out the combination of strengthening exercises and stretches to help me reach my goal. It’s taken years (with a baby thrown in there), but I can now do middle splits without having to give myself a 10-minute pep talk and lots of moaning and groaning. In fact, now I’ve got a pretty solid over middle split!”

FAQ

  • Are there any pre-reqs for this course?

    You should already be familiar with the Fit & Bendy Intro to Contortion format and have taken a contortion course or drop in class with us in the past.

  • Do I have to attend the class live?

    While we encourage as much live attendance as possible so that you can benefit from the instructor's feedback, each class will be recorded so you can train at your convenience. The course will be updated within 24-48 hours of the live class with the link to the recording. Recordings will be available for the duration of the course.

  • How long will I have access to the videos?

    Recordings will be available for one week.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    Livestream course cancellations must be made by emailing admin@fitandbendy.com at least 24 hours in advance of the series start date or you will be charged the full tuition. Cancellations made after this date will not be given a refund. There are no make-up classes or refunds for missing individual sessions.

  • What equipment do I need?

    This class will use a mat, yoga blocks, a physio ball, a strap, and a resistance band or mini-loop. It will also be helpful to have a wall to use. The first lesson of the course will include sources for equipment, should you need any, and common household alternatives.

  • Can kids take this course?

    Our classes are best suited for people ages 13 and up. Occasionally a very focused kid younger than 13 will enjoy our classes. We have found that our younger students benefit the most from private lessons where the instructor can focus entirely on them. Please check out our Private Lesson Request option for more details.

  • Do you offer payment plans?

    Yes, we want our courses to be accessible for as many people as possible! For our courses that are one month or less, we can arrange a payment plan, we just need to do it slightly differently so email us at admin@fitandbendy.com to get set up.

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    Our Level 2 course will offer the same format as Level 1 but with more challenging, advanced exercises and drills starting to build to higher-level contortion skills. Over 6 weeks you will move through each area of the body, building towards a foundation for more advanced moves like standing splits, contortion handstands, waterfall back bends, and chest stand.
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